How a Parrot Learns Its Name: Video.

I thought this video about wild green-rumped parrotlets and their mimicry was well worth sharing.

Parrots’ names are not biological; they are derived in the nest. The experiment in this video examines eggs that are taken from one nest and placed in another.

The most impressive thing, though, is not only do parrots have their own names, they can share and learn other birds’ names, too, AND use them in context.

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